Spain : Catalonia

Catalan Coastal Walk

Trip code: W08CL 4.6 (40 reviews)

Self-guided walking

8 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2+
Moderate plus

33.0Kg CO2e

SUMMARY

  • Delightful villages, bijou beaches, craggy coves and rocky bays
  • Rich history: Roman ruins, sun-kissed castles and prehistoric dolmens
  • Sea views almost all week from fabulous, high walking trails
  • Cobbled streets, medieval archways, fishermen's huts-turned-restaurants
  • Cap de Creus peninsula, one of the largest protected Natural Parks

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts
  • Briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Comprehensive route directions
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers

TRIP DESCRIPTION

The peninsula of Cap de Creus, just 30 miles south of the French border constitutes the last buttress of the Pyrenees where the mountains meet the sea and the most easterly point of the Iberian Peninsula. This stunning cape, carved by the elements into sweeping valleys and towering cliffs makes the coastline a smuggler's paradise of shimmering shallow coves and azure harbours. The Cap is the first Natural Park in Catalonia (Catalunya) that encompasses both land and sea and, including all the islands and islets around it, it's one of the largest protected reserves in Spain. It's also the most uninhabited area in the Spanish Mediterranean, so on our walks you really will find complete tranquillity beyond the coastal villages.

This eight-night, self-guided walking holiday begins and ends in the regions capital Girona. Once you commence walking around the peninsula, the sea is your constant companion, offering magical views from the high walking trails that lead you through the reserve. The Natural Park protects cork oak, pine woods, bright orange prickly pear, vineyards and terraces of olive groves, all surrounded by magnificent coastal cliffs where shearwaters and swifts wheel on the breeze.

Your hotels are perfectly situated, with three out of four on the beach. The Ciutat de Girona offers an excellent location for exploring the regions capital city of Girona and the Porto Cristo is set just back from the sea, where you can enjoy a meal in the hotel's seafront restaurant if you wish. At the sea-front Hotel Playa Sol, in the chic and arty harbour of Cadaques, there are swimming opportunities aplenty and the Hotel Canyelles Platja is a perfectly placed beachfront hotel.

Terrain

Walks on this holiday are mainly on country paths and tracks. Some sections are rocky and uneven so good supportive footwear is essential, and walking poles recommended.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Figueres

You arrive in Figueres, Catalonia, famed for its close association with Salvador Dali. The Dali Theatre-Museum, a surreal masterpiece, celebrates the artist's genius with an extensive collection. Beyond Dali, Figueres charms visitors with its bustling streets, cozy cafes, and vibrant markets, offering a glimpse into Catalonia's rich culture and picturesque landscapes

You stay at Hotel Pirineos.

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Hotel Pirineos, Figueres

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In 1961, Esteve Pelegrí Cusí and his wife Júlia Llupart asked architect Pelayo Martínez Paricio to design the Hotel Pirineos in Figueres. The hotel opened in 1963 and has since been managed by their son, Jaume Pelegrí, and his wife, Lolita Arnau. Over the years, the hotel has undergone renovations and in 1999, the Pelegrí Restaurant was added, serving traditional and market cuisine. Recommended by the Guide Michelin, the hotel is centrally located in Figueres, close to the Dali Theater Museum and shopping area. With 53 modern, warmly decorated rooms, Hotel Pirineos offers a welcoming family atmosphere that has endured throughout the years.

Day 2: Figueres/Pau to El Port de la Selva (14km/8.7mi)

After a transfer to Pau to commence your walk you enjoy panoramic coastal views south as you ascend to Sant Onofre, a rocky 14th century chapel clinging to the hillside, then crest the peninsula at Castell de Sant Salvador, once a refuge from pirates and now a sunkissed crumbling ruin in a perfect spot for picnics! Descend past the 13th century Sant Pere de Rodes abbey, before the Vall river leads to the sea. Dine on the waterfront overlooking the picturesque natural harbour.

You stay at Hotel Porto Cristo.

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Hotel Porto Cristo, El Port de la Selva

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The Verges family own the 50 room Porto Cristo Hotel, which is set back from the beach by around 50m in the fishing port of Porto de la Selva. The standard comfort rooms are spacious and very comfortable with high ceilings, cedar wood furniture and marble floors, and masses of art work line the spot lit corridors.

Evening meals are taken in a seafront restaurant also owned by the family just 150m away so you can have dinner with a view of the harbour, where brass cannons from the 18th century point out to sea. The hotel also has a rooftop lounge with mountain views, and a state of the art Jacuzzi and spa.

Room upgrades: Superior Room.
Superior rooms have a king size bed and a round bathtub in the bathroom and are larger with a seating area.

Day 3: At El Port de la Selva

Perhaps use the hotel spa today (payable locally) or stroll along the waterfront; this is the only working harbour on the peninsula, where fishermen still land their catch. We also include directions for a 10.5km or 12.5km walk to the peaceful medieval village of la Selva de Mar, where you can enjoy a shady lunch in one of the terrace cafes, and some lovely views over the vines.

You stay at Hotel Porto Cristo.

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Hotel Porto Cristo, El Port de la Selva

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The Verges family own the 50 room Porto Cristo Hotel, which is set back from the beach by around 50m in the fishing port of Porto de la Selva. The standard comfort rooms are spacious and very comfortable with high ceilings, cedar wood furniture and marble floors, and masses of art work line the spot lit corridors.

Evening meals are taken in a seafront restaurant also owned by the family just 150m away so you can have dinner with a view of the harbour, where brass cannons from the 18th century point out to sea. The hotel also has a rooftop lounge with mountain views, and a state of the art Jacuzzi and spa.

Room upgrades: Superior Room.
Superior rooms have a king size bed and a round bathtub in the bathroom and are larger with a seating area.

Day 4: El Port de la Selva to Cadaques (14km/8.7mi)

Heading east, you walk through the heart of the Natural Park where neptune grass, shy orchids and bright yellow saxifrage cover the hillsides. Evidence of ancient settlements in the shape of dolmens appear at Cista dels Bufadors along the trail, before the white houses of artistic Cadaques appear below you. it's a short stroll along the harbour to your hotel, complete with pool and private beach.

You stay at Hotel Sol Ixent.

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Hotel Sol Ixent, Cadaques

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The Hotel Sol Ixent in Cadaqués offers a unique design concept blending traditional Mediterranean architecture with modern comfort. Situated away from the bustling city center, it provides tranquility amidst the greenery of Caials. With stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and located within the Cap de Creus Natural Park, it's an ideal romantic getaway spot. Perfect for leisurely walks along the Spanish coast, it's the ultimate destination for enjoying Catalonia's natural beauty.

Day 5: At Cadaques

Salvador Dali lived a short walk from Cadaques, and you can make an appointment to visit his quirky house if you wish. The pretty harbour, perfect light and relaxing atmosphere has made Cadaques popular with artists for decades; many art galleries and curio shops line the waterfront, and the narrow alleyways behind are packed with chic restaurants and bars.

You stay at Hotel Sol Ixent.

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Hotel Sol Ixent, Cadaques

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The Hotel Sol Ixent in Cadaqués offers a unique design concept blending traditional Mediterranean architecture with modern comfort. Situated away from the bustling city center, it provides tranquility amidst the greenery of Caials. With stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and located within the Cap de Creus Natural Park, it's an ideal romantic getaway spot. Perfect for leisurely walks along the Spanish coast, it's the ultimate destination for enjoying Catalonia's natural beauty.

Day 6: Cadaques to Roses (18km/11.2mi)

Leaving Cadaques, you pass a rocky lighthouse outcrop and follow the southern edge of the peninsula, passing below Puig de sa Cruilla. The second half of the walk is all along the seashore, passing a plethora of pretty coves and bays, perfect for relaxing or swimming.

You stay at Canyelles Platja.

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Canyelles Platja , Roses

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Canyelles Platja is located in the heart of the North Costa Brava, on the beach of Canyelles Petites, on the seafron. The hotel is set on the Bay of Roses, included in the UNESCO-supported Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club in 2011. The coastal walking trail that passes right outside the hotel will take you all the way up to the Cap de Creus lighthouse, walking among coves, pine trees and breathtaking cliffs.

Day 7: At Roses

It will be hard to leave the hotel today; its location is so perfect! Set just above a sheltered beach, with access via steps, it has tennis courts and landscaped gardens shaded by tall pines, not to mention a pool with 180 degree views and a tempting poolside bar. if you do explore, the centre of Roses has the remains of the 16th century Trinitat Castle, a star-shaped redoubt, and the ruined ciutadela, an impressive fortress from Greek and Roman times embellished by Carlos V in the 16th century.

You stay at Canyelles Platja.

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Canyelles Platja , Roses

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Canyelles Platja is located in the heart of the North Costa Brava, on the beach of Canyelles Petites, on the seafron. The hotel is set on the Bay of Roses, included in the UNESCO-supported Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club in 2011. The coastal walking trail that passes right outside the hotel will take you all the way up to the Cap de Creus lighthouse, walking among coves, pine trees and breathtaking cliffs.

Day 8: Roses to Mas Palou/Girona (13km/8.1mi)

You ascend from Roses to a natural balcony, the Pla de les Gates, passing a clutch of dolmens in la Muntanyeta. After descending to the verdant plain below, your walk then takes you on country tracks through apple orchards and sunflower fields, with the high Muntanyes de Verdera as a backdrop, and ends in the wine village of Mas Palou. From here we transfer you (1 hour) back to the hotel in Girona.

You stay at Hotel Ciutat de Girona.

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Hotel Ciutat de Girona, Girona

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The Hotel Ciutat de Girona is located in the historic centre and the beating heart of Girona and is just a 10 minute walk from the train station. The majestic Girona cathedral with the widest nave in the world is only 2 minutes walk from the hotel. The hotel has been decorated with iconic images of Girona's past, the historic pictures sit well with the modern decor of the hotel. The restaurant of the hotel if you decide to eat there prides itself on serving food using local products all of which come from a 62.1 mile radius.

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Day 9: Leave Girona

Depart Girona after breakfast

Extending your holiday

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra hotel nights we recommend: Gallery Hotel, Barcelona; Hotel Ciutat de Girona, Girona.

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Gallery Hotel , Barcelona

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Located in the centre of Barcelona, the Gallery Hotel has 25 years of experience to take care of you during your stay. The rooms are bright and have lots of home comforts included. The hotel also boasts a roof top pool and garden terrace.

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Hotel Ciutat de Girona, Girona

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The Hotel Ciutat de Girona is located in the historic centre and the beating heart of Girona and is just a 10 minute walk from the train station. The majestic Girona cathedral with the widest nave in the world is only 2 minutes walk from the hotel. The hotel has been decorated with iconic images of Girona's past, the historic pictures sit well with the modern decor of the hotel. The restaurant of the hotel if you decide to eat there prides itself on serving food using local products all of which come from a 62.1 mile radius.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

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OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Flights from Heathrow to Barcelona with British Airways
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Business/club/first class fares
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers
British Airways Heathrow to Barcelona, local train from Barcelona airport to Barcelona Sants, payable locally, then rail from Barcelona Sants to Girona and transfer to hotel 60 minutes Return: Transfer to Girona station 60 minutes, then rail from Girona to Barcelona Sants, local train from Barcelona Sants to Barcelona airport payable locally, then air Barcelona to Heathrow

Business/club/first class seats are available on request.

Alternative Air Travel
Alternative flights, onward rail to your holiday area, and connecting private transfers can be arranged from most UK airports. If you would like to use one of the many 'low cost' airlines, we can book these on your behalf. We can also book UK shuttles to connect with your onward flight, please call for details and prices.

Self drive
We can arrange various channel crossings for you. Please call for details and prices.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 10pm today) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

Very good. I was particularly impressed with your local rep Mark who went out of his way to make me feel safe (as I was hiking alone in some quite remote places).

Marion Sugars, 21 Aug 2023

 

We loved this holiday. The walking was very manageable even if tiring at times. The route took us into what felt and looked like really remote, open and unspoilt countryside. Many beautiful views and a lovely mix of coastal and inland paths. We generally took an hour or two longer each day than the published figures because we needed to enjoy resting for lunch and taking photos. Tickets to Salvador Dali's house are well worth buying but really this must be done on-line at least a month in advance as it is so popular. The hotels and small towns were a delight. Local food was excellent and good value.

Mr Baker, 16 Sep 2022

 

Catalonian is a wonderful place and the five of us enjoyed the trip. The weather in early October was extremely pleasant. The paths are covered with small rocks and there are a lot of descents that are tedious. You will need hiking poles. There are several places on the first and third hiking days where the path is very narrow (18 - 24 inches?) with a sheer drop off on one side. The walking notes need a lot of work. Most days we could follow the trail markers so it didn’t matter. The third day notes are a mess offering partial options that make no sense (like follow the road if you don’t like heights... but follow the road where? We were still 5 miles from the hotel). The last day, we walked about a mile out of our way before we turned back. This is our ninth Headwater trip and this has never happened before.

Make plans to see the monastery on the first hike, the turtle reserve, the wineries, and Dali’s house. Each will take some pre-trip planning, but it’s worth it.

I am disappointed that Headwater sent us back on the train to Barcelona without warning us that there was rioting. Our train was the last into the station before it was closed for two days. We were greeted with a dozen armed vehicles and protestors. Roads were blocked and flights cancelled. We got a text 3 days later from our rep asking if we were okay.

Having said all that, we enjoyed the trip. Best part was swimming in a secluded cove mid hike and the picnic afterwards.





Mrs Love-Fordham, 6 Oct 2019

 

The holiday was exactly as outlined - a 'Catalan coastal walk'. We loved the little Coves & bays along the route plus the delightful small towns we passed through.

Mr Higginson, 20 Sep 2019

 

This was a fantastic holiday with a wide variety of locations, accommodation, eating experiences and challenging walks with lovely views and interesting history.

The Hotel Vilamont Spa was particularly welcoming and helpful and despite having smaller rooms and being in a small inland village was charming and very comfortable. The Café Colon where dinner is taken is a delight and food delicious, fresh and exciting, reflecting the owners' Parisian and Catalan origins; the restaurant itself is very rustic and oozes much history.

Though very different in style, all hotels are comfortable and clean and in good locations, in particular the Hotel Blaumar.

The walks are all excellent and the routes easy to find and follow. All the main walks involve ascents and descents, quite steep at times, but afford fabulous views and dramatic changes of landscape.

There are some very interesting local walks on the rest days which are well worth doing, some offering a chance to swim in the Mediterranean.

This is one of the best Headwater Holidays we have taken



Mr Riley, 4 Sep 2019

 

We possibly misunderstood the references to coastal and beaches/ coves not realising that the walks would be so strenuous/ steep and spend most of the time elevated above and unable to access these. It wasn’t until we received the walk details that we had a better understanding. Unfortunately we were also there during a heatwave and so the walks were not as expected/as enjoyable as we had hoped. Walking poles were an essential along with the walking boots etc. The fact that we could skip a walk and travel to the next hotel in the taxi was really helpful and so we both did the first two walks and my husband the fourth. All in all very enjoyable holiday and as noted our understanding plus the weather were the issues and these were just an unfortunate combination.

Mrs Birchall-Scott, 23 Jun 2019

 

Really beautiful walks visiting lovely places. Wonderful organisation. Would highly recommend.

Mrs Boston, 31 May 2019

 

Marvellous walking in remote rural and coastal areas but with high quality hotel accommodation in lovely coastal settings at the end of each day.

Mr Howe, 23 May 2019

 

We really enjoyed our holiday. We could not fault the service received at any of the hotels and the driver Fransisco was very helpful. Due to the heat we found some of the walks a bit challenging but the scenery is stunning. We were able to get into the sea at the end of a couple of the walks which was very welcoming. We used the pool at Vilamont Spa. Salvador Dali's house was very interesting and worth the visit. On the last day we had time to go to the tortoise sanctuary which if one has the time is worth the visit.

Mrs Walker, 8 Jun 2018

 

Definitely a 2 boot holiday and not to be done in high summer heat as a lot of the walking is in open high countryside

Mr Ford, 8 Sep 2017

 

As with all Headwater Holidays experienced so far the Catalan Coastal Walk was a great experience,. The walking was challenging but the notes provided were meticulous and at the end of each day it was a joy to experience the comfortable, characterful hotels in interesting locations. I can't fault Headwater's meticulous arrangements.

Mrs Feely, 22 Sep 2016

 

Catalan Coastal Walk has it all: wonderful walks, stunning scenery and fabulous hotels - one of the best!

Ms Nicolson, 12 Sep 2016

 

The Catalan Coastal Walk holiday was really good, with interesting walks, stunning scenery, pleasant accommodation and great food. We would certainly return to a couple of the destinations we visited on the way. The walking was not too onerous and we were normally quicker than the expected time to be taken, even without rushing. The hotels were all welcoming and comfortable, with a discernible rising in quality of accommodation from one location to the next. The taxi arrangements were superb, with our driver, Fransisco, always early, cheerful and helpful. However, there are always some bug-bears, but these are merely small tweaks that could have made our personal experience better. Mainly, the notes were not to our taste and often needed re-reading, others may find differently. Also the location of the first and last night's accommodation, although nice enough, seems to be at odds with the holiday's overall description of 'coastal'.

Mr Ezra, 25 Aug 2016

 

Brilliant!

The Catalan coastal walk is challenging in parts, particularly when the weather is hot, but it is spectacular and the route notes were great (with one or two exceptions, see below) The hotels were all quite different, each lovely in its own way and the restaurants that were pre-booked offered varied and interesting menus.I would thoroughly recommend the holiday.

Last year we walked in the Venito and we think the walks and accommodation in Catalonya are even better than those last year.

Thank you Headwater.

Mrs Bibby, 12 Jun 2016

 

We enjoyed our holiday however I must point out certain issues. The notes on page 3 of your Catalunya brochure are unclear - you have tried include notes for several holidays in one go using commas which results in it making little sense. In the first two lines you do not make it clear that you are talking about two different stations (Airport Terminus and Passeig de Garcia). I think you should investigate alternatives to having to wait at Passeig de Garcia station - it is busy, hot, no facilities, you are not allowed out of the station and we waited one and a half hours for the train. I think you should also give more information as to where to get off, it was luck we spotted the Viajuiga sign and managed to scramble off the train. Trail notes badly written and in parts not clear, there were two instances of them being totally wrong. Page 23 2nd para arriving at junction we could not understand which path to take so opted for the road route which says follow to Cala Joncois NO just the opposite is correct. Page 25 second column 3rd para on reaching T junction turn right NO turn left and at next T junction turn right. There are no road signs to help you.

Mr Cheek, 6 Jun 2016

 

Definitely a two--boot walk, especially the day to Almadabra Park hotel, which was the longest and had some quite hazardous sections on the coast path.We were in late May and had some disappointing weather, and there was no question of swimming in pools or on beaches. Hotels were good, although the dinners at the Monterey/Porto Christo were poor - dinners and breakfasts at other hotels and restaurants were good. Francisco our taxi driver did the job OK but he speaks only Catalan and a little French.

Mr Cross, 27 May 2016

 

Excellent holiday. Be sure to carefully check the travel details if you have requested any changes or non-standard arrangements.

Mrs Robertson, 25 May 2016

 

Excellent concept well executed

Mr Abrahams, 21 May 2016

 

Jim and Katie Illingworth, the Headwater reps, were absolutely fantastic - the best we have ever had; from the postcard we received a few days before our trip to their solicitous and detailed advice about the routes, the travel arrangements and thoughtful attention to detail e.g. Katie suggested that we buy a multi pack of bottled water which could be transported with our luggage every day. In addition as we experienced a heatwave during our trip, they suggested ways of shortening the walks to make them more manageable. They also recommended excellent restaurants when an evening meal was not included giving us lots of choices. Francisco, the taxi driver who transported the bags (and us on some days as it was so hot and we didn't want to walk) was delightful despite his lack of English and our lack of Spanish!

Mrs Coonan, 21 Jun 2015

 

Wonderful variety of walks and scenery with comfortable hotels and good food.

Mrs Wakefield, 18 Jun 2015

 

Met our needs brilliantly. Superb scenery. High level of service and comfort.

Mrs Crowther, 23 May 2015

 

Fantastic walking area if you like wild, remote stony terrain. Incredibly windy at times and also challenging steep downhill sections if these are not your forte! Superb coastal and inland scenery. Great to have suggested walks for free days especially as the weather wasn't really good enough for swimming and relaxing. The local taxi driver was great, carrying on the luggage and when we finished the last day's walking early we phoned him and he picked us up. He also helped us sort out an earlier train to Barcelona. We had the same reps in Tuscany last year and once again they were brilliant, providing extra route notes and e mailing changes. The initial briefing by phone worked well and we were delighted when they joined us for our last evening meal. They really go the extra mile to make things go smoothly. The hotels were all excellent and we liked the variety in the evening meal arrangement. Adding on 2 nights in Barcelona was the icing on the cake. The hotel there was of a lower standard, a very small room,but we did expect an ensuite room and not one with a bathroom down the corridor. We would have liked to have known this in advance and been given the chance to upgrade. Overall, a memorable holiday!

Ms Clark, 15 May 2015

 

Excellent holiday and a lovely area of Spain with great food and wine

Mr Cameron, 21 Apr 2015

 

Varied walking, great countryside and wonderful, welcoming accommodation with excellent food. An ideal holiday with real feel good factor

Mrs Potts, 24 Sep 2014

 

Enjoyed the whole holiday. Walking and hotels were great and the scenery was fantastic. Enjoyed barcelona and the trip to the Dali House. Overall a good variety of experiences in the time.

Mis Rodgers, 21 Sep 2014

 

We enjoyed the rest days and some parts of the walks were very enjoyable with spectacular landscapes. However, overall we felt that the holiday was not exactly as described. It is called a 'Coastal Walk' but it is, in fact, rather a tough mountain hike as the walks focus inland in dry arid and often rather inhospitable terrain. The holiday description states 'once you begin walking clockwise around the peninsula, the sea is your constant companion'. The sea is not your constant companion, as for the most part, it is far off and out of sight. There are no villages at all (bar one small one just before El Porta de la Salva) on the walks, pretty,'cute as a button' or otherwise. A lot of people would enjoy this but it could be clearer in the holiday description. A lot of the climbs and descents are steep and rocky and in one place you do have to do a small bit of rock climbing. The trails are often on loose rocks and stones and narrow.There is quite a lot of scrabbling required. I think this should have been flagged in the holiday description with better photos. I would have rated the holiday difficulty at least as a '2 boot +.' Cadaques is certainly the highlight but all the hotels were excellent and welcoming. Recommend the restaurant 'Can Rafa' in Cadaques.

Mr Grant, 12 Sep 2014

 

Couldn't fault it. Even the weather was excellent. Looking forward to next year's brochure.

Mr Petch, 8 Sep 2014

 

For us aged 79 and 74 the walks were challenging but we very much enjoyed our holiday in a beautiful area of Spain.

Mr Lewis, 4 Sep 2014

 

Fantastic holiday - very good walks and directions. Only niggle was the train journey in Spain as instructions about tickets not clear. Ticket booth at Barcelona closed so ended up buying wrong ticket and then having to pay again on train. Again on return journey not enough detail about buying ticket and when I rang rep unfortunately he did not know so made journey slightly stressful! Overall a very enjoyable holiday

Mrs Evans, 31 May 2014

 

Does what it says in the brochure - 7 days of interesting sights without using cars or trains - organisation during walk flawless.

Mrs Brown, 19 May 2014

 

Excellent walking with fantastic scenery. All accommodation of high standard. Walking definitely 2 boot.

Mrs Currie, 19 May 2014

 

All was very efficient and the walking instructions were excellent

Mrs Rathmell, 17 May 2014

 

Headwater holidays always live up to the descriptions in the brochure. Well planned walks, mainly excellent food and accomodation.

We had a great holiday. Well done Headwater.

Mrs Grundy, 13 Apr 2014

 

Well chosen area for walking.Very good self guiding notes and helpful and efficient rep.Excellent choice and standard of hotel. Just everythig we expected of Headwater. Thank you.

Mrs Hawkins, 24 Sep 2013

 

This was a lovely holiday. The walks were quite tough and in particular the walk from Cadaques to Roses was demanding. The scenery was stunning and hotels very comfortable. Alan's guide notes were excellent. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable holiday in a beautiful location

Mis Callaghan, 14 Sep 2013

 

The Catalan Cooastal Walk guides you through an area of outstanding beauty which remains unspoilt by tourism.

Mrs McKinstry, 2 Sep 2013

 

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Mrs Winward, 31 Aug 2013

 

Excellent walks but in places were much more demanding than 'leisurely.' Good mix of hotels. Generally good food. Roses was very much at the Costa Brava end of holidays but the rest was good. It was a bit disappointing to find so many extra costs - the train from Barcelona to Garriguella & back - the 59 for a relatively short taxi ride from Garriguella to Figueras for the train home (although the taxi people - Francisco & Maria - were very reliable). With a few exceptions the guidance notes were reliable - the optional walk at El Port de la Selva had loads of mistakes - I have pointed this out to the rep. Overall though it was a good experience & I would recommend it.

Mr Pearce, 30 Aug 2013

 

Although we enjoyed the walking we found some of it challenging, and yet we are quite active walkers. It is not what we expected as a leisurely classification.

But the whole area was beautiful and enjoyable.

Mrs Hales, 26 Jun 2013

 

Excellent holiday. Walking notes by Alan were excellent and to a point that a map was unnecessary.

Mr Davis, 25 May 2013

 


Self-guided walking

8 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2+
Moderate plus

33.0Kg CO2e

8 nights from £1399

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